The Hanukah Song

Right now we are right in the middle of Hanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.

A Dreidel "A Great Miracle Happened There"

Adam Sandler wrote a pretty funny song on Hanukah - see below for the full song and lyrics.

Click here to download the song (Right-click and choose "Save As" - 447kb)

by Adam Sandler

Put on your yamukah
Here comes Hannukah
So much funnukah
To celebrate Hannukah

Hannukah is the festival of lights
Instead of one day of presents
We have eight crazy nights
When you feel like the only kid in town
Without a Christmas tree
Here's a list of people who are Jewish just like you and me:

David Lee Roth lights the menorah
So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas
and the late Dinah Shorah
Guess who eats together at
the Carnegie Deli?
Bowser from Sha-Na-Na
And Arthur Fonzarelli!

Paul Newman's half Jewish
Goldie Hawn's half, too
Put them together,
What a fine looking Jew!

You don't need Deck the Halls
Or Jingle Bell Rock,
'Cause you can spin a dreidel
With Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock!
Both jewish

Put on your yamukah
It's time for Hannukah
The owner of the Seattle Supersonnicas
Celebrates Hannukah.

O.J. Simpson - not a Jew
But guess who is?
Hall of Famer Rod Carew
He converted
We got Ann Landers and her
sister Dear Abby,
Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish
Not too shabby

Some people think that Ebenezer Scrooge is
Well, he's not, but guess who is --
All three Stooges!

So many Jews are in show biz
Tom Cruise isn't but I heard his agent is

Tell your friend Veronica
It's time to celebrate Hanukkah
I hope I get a harmonica
On this lovely lovely Hanukkah
So drink your gin and tonica
And smoke your marijuanica
If you really really wannika
Have a Happy Happy Happy Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hannukah!

Posted by David Melle
 Link to this page |   Email this entry |   digg this


I love this song it kicks ass I am in love with Adam Sandlers way to go!!!!!

Posted by: Emily at April 22, 2003 08:27 PM

This is a cute song. Just for the record, Harrison's Ford's mother is 100% Jewish which makes him all Jewish by Jewish law, not 1/4 as it says in the song.

Posted by: Dafna Yee at June 24, 2003 07:15 AM

This is a clever anf funny song I loved it. I never thought so many words could rhyme with Hannukah

Posted by: Bill Jones at November 3, 2003 05:38 AM

this song rocks!!!!!

Happy Hanukah!
Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Chris at December 9, 2003 12:40 PM

merry christmikah adam sandler goes pretty intense on that shiat

Posted by: AMY at January 18, 2004 03:03 PM

i love this song and adam sandler any one have his email

Posted by: kc at July 12, 2004 01:47 PM

i have like adam sandler since i was 2 now im 16 and i love hearing this on the local radio stations thanx adam

Posted by: jeff at December 1, 2004 01:06 PM

I love the movie 8 crazy nights my sister and i must be the only ones ever to watch it over here in britain but this song is awesome i love the part 3 bit were that guy comes out ( ithink his name is somethng like bob schreider???) Hannukah kicks christmas' ass

Posted by: Tessa at April 5, 2005 01:09 PM

very creative thanks ADAM!

Posted by: LISA at November 17, 2005 09:06 PM

I too love this song, its one of my all time fav Hanukah songs. I can so relate to the lyrics too, people still have no clue what the heck Hanukah is as the Jewish Commmunity is invisible here in New Zealand. Adam Sandler makes being Jewish so cool, thanks man you're great, Happy Hanukah and we love you in NZ.

Posted by: Steve at December 8, 2005 08:42 PM

In part 3 the guy who comes out is Rob Schneider. Him and Adam are good friends.

Posted by: Greg at January 11, 2006 12:24 PM

Great song Adam! You are so talented as a musician, comedian, and an actor. I love all of your work, and I only wish I owned more of all of your works. It would be a great honor and pleasure to be able to meet you.

Posted by: Michael at April 25, 2006 12:53 AM

adam, marry me

Posted by: hannah at June 1, 2006 07:01 PM

Hi Adam. I love your song. I wanted to know if you could come to my Bar Mitzvah and sing this song. It is Nov. 22/08 in PA.

Posted by: David at November 22, 2006 09:31 AM

Adam, nice song from the wedding singer!

Posted by: joel at November 23, 2006 12:43 PM

nice song Adam it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jordan at November 28, 2006 04:51 PM

This song is better than christmas songs
I might convert

Posted by: Jay at December 1, 2006 03:17 PM

I loved watching you on Saturday Night Live. Your Chanukah song is great. With your song you gave me a renewed lift of Chanukah during a time where Christmas rules. Thanks.

Posted by: Martha at December 19, 2006 05:18 PM

Comments are open and unmoderated, although obscene or abusive remarks may be deleted. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of See the Terms of Use for more details.

Email this entry
Email this entry to
(Please enter email address):

Your email address:

Message (optional):

Referrers to this Page


This site contains some copyrighted materials the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.